Lived Experience Leadership Strategy Project Opportunities and Information Session

The Lived Experience Leadership Strategy Project

The LE Leadership Strategy Project (the project) will create a strategy and implementation plan for LE leadership in the Victorian mental health and alcohol and drug (AOD) service system over the next ten years.

The LE Leadership Strategy will be developed in collaboration with the Mental Health and Wellbeing Division’s Lived Experience Branch, a LE Lead Agency (SHARC) that will support and coordinate a LE Technical Expert Team, mental health consumer and carer peak bodies as well as AOD service user peaks.

Opportunities for Experienced LE Technical Experts

The project is looking experienced LE technical experts with experience at strategic and systems levels. LE technical experts will contribute to project planning with the project coordinator and will have the opportunity to contribute to the project in ways that best suit their expertise and availability. Expertise may be in the following focus areas: Mental Health Consumer, Mental Health Family/Carer, Harm Reduction, Alcohol and other Drug – Consumer, Alcohol and other Drug – Family/Carer.

LE technical experts must be available for project planning in July 2023, and contributions to the project can be negotiated with individuals based on interest, area of expertise and availability.

Experts will be paid with rates based on level of experience and expertise (TBC) – it is likely that LE technical experts will require an ABN (registering for an ABN is free and you can apply online).

Emerging LE Technical Experts

The project is also seeking emerging LE technical experts – emerging experts are people that would like to have a learning experience in this area whilst contributing to the project. The project will provide dedicated learning and development opportunities for these roles. The emerging experts will bring either of the perspectives outlined above.

There is no specific work experience requirement for this role, however experience in LE work, strategic policy or project work would be an advantage.

Emerging experts will be paid with rates to be determined.

Information session

An online information session will be hosted by the Department and SHARC, in partnership with LE agencies VMIAC, Tandem and Harm Reduction Victoria, for people interested in being involved as LE technical experts (emerging and experienced). The information session will be held online on Wednesday 12 July from 10am to 11am.

How to attend the session

If you would like to attend the session, please email Angela Thiel at to receive a link to the meeting.

If you are unable to attend the session but would like to receive a copy of the slides, please email Angela Thiel at to request this.

More information

You can find out more information about these opportunities in this document from the Department.

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